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A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)

 -  Comedy  -  2009 (USA)
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A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England.

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Italian Tourist (as Stefano Gressieux)
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A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England.

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They wished for a star, then wished they hadn't.

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Also Known As:

Cambada de Amadores  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£91,156 (UK) (19 December 2008)

Gross:

£201,849 (UK) (26 December 2008)
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Jefferson Steel, Burt Reynolds's character in this film, mirrors somewhat Reynolds himself. Both are aging American movie stars who were once at the top of the Hollywood star system with name above the title billing and had affairs with numerous leading ladies. The 'Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum' website describes Reynolds as an "Actor, Director, Emcee of the Oscars, Talk Show host and Super Star, Burt Reynolds is one of America's most famous celebrities. Friend to world leaders and Hollywood legends he has been romantically involved with some of the most beautiful and respected women of our time. The first star to be paid one million dollars per movie, he has been recognized for playing both drama and comedy." See more »

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Midsomer murders without a body~
24 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My wife hit it on the head by saying it was really a TV film and like Midsomer Murders without the Murders!

That's all I really wanted to say except that the performances were generally good and Burt Reynolds wig was excellent and looked almost real. I'm now trying to make this up to ten lines but don't really have that much to say and wish that short, pertinent comments were allowed. Oh I've just remembered that Suffolk suddenly had hills, moved presumably from the Isle of Man so that the film had a tax subsidy. I'm really struggling now to say anything else but I would like these comments to be seen by filmgoers. Phew


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